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    This webinar will address IP enforcement activities with private marketplace entities. The discussion will include an overview of the brand registration process, enforcement of design patents, and Amazon’s neutral patent evaluation procedure, a procedure implemented to help resolve disputes between sellers and patent owners. The panel will address motions for preliminary injunction, requests for a Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO), and recent case law.

    This webinar will address IP enforcement activities with private marketplace entities. The discussion will include an overview of the brand registration process, enforcement of design patents, and Amazon’s neutral patent evaluation procedure, a procedure implemented to help resolve disputes between sellers and patent owners. The panel will address motions for preliminary injunction, requests for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), and recent case law.

    Syed Fareed

    IP Attorney

    Baker Botts LLP

    Syed Fareed is an IP trial lawyer who works closely with multinational clients on high-stakes intellectual property disputes and counseling, including serving as lead counsel in high-tech patent litigations. Syed has particular experience representing clients in high technology patent litigation matters before Federal district courts nationwide, as well as the International Trade Commission and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Syed's litigation practice also encompasses contested matters in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including inter partes reviews.

    Julianne Hartzell

    Litigation Partner

    Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

    Julianne Hartzell is a litigation partner and chair of the firm’s medical device practice at Marshall, Gerstein & Borun. She is a trial lawyer handling intellectual property cases, including cases involving patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret. Julianne is also a mediator, serving on the International Trademark Association mediator’s panel and as a Lanham Act Mediator in the Northern District of Illinois. 

    Monica Leenders

    IP Counsel

    Koninklijke Philips N.V.

    Monica Leenders is an engaged IP counsel at Philips Intellectual Property & Standards, where she is responsible for part of the trademark/design/copyright portfolio of Philips. Monica is admitted to the Dutch bar as attorney-at-law, having worked in private practice before joining Philips. 

    Sanjiv Sarwate

    Senior Legal Director - Trademarks

    Dell Technologies

    Sanjiv Sarwate is Senior Legal Director - Trademarks with Dell Technologies and has been with Dell since April 2011. Before that, he was in private practice in Chicago specializing in trademark and copyright law. He is the primary attorney with responsibility over trademarks at Dell, with an emphasis on anticounterfeiting and online trademark enforcement. He is a frequent speaker on trademark issues, including before the US Patent and Trademark Office, the European Intellectual Property Office, and the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property, as well as a past chair and current member of IPO’s Anti-Counterfeiting Committee. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a masters’ degree from the University of Chicago.  

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    Through this webinar, IPO is proud to launch its Version 3.0 of Section 201 of the Practical Guide to Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession. In this webinar, IPO diversity committee leaders will provide practical insights and tips to lawyers who seek to improve their practices by becoming better stewards of diversity and inclusion in the profession. After introducing various critical concepts and tools from the IPO Practical Guide, we will have a discussion with Sophia Piliouras, Chief Operating Officer of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, who will share insights on how the tools of the IPO Practical Guide to Diversity & Inclusion can help all of us be better attorneys, while allowing us to foster meaningful diversity and inclusion in the process. Participants will have an opportunity to engage, ask questions, and learn how they can use the Practical Guide to take immediate action on this crucial topic.

    Through this webinar, IPO is proud to launch its Version 3.0 of Section 201 of the Practical Guide to Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession.  In this webinar, IPO diversity committee leaders will provide practical insights and tips to lawyers who seek to improve their practices by becoming better stewards of diversity and inclusion in the profession.  After introducing various critical concepts and tools from the IPO Practical Guide, we will have a discussion with Sophia Piliouras, Chief Operating Officer of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, who will share insights on how the tools of the IPO Practical Guide to Diversity & Inclusion can help all of us be better attorneys, while allowing us to foster meaningful diversity and inclusion in the process.  Participants will have an opportunity to engage, ask questions, and learn how they can use the Practical Guide to take immediate action on this crucial topic.

    Webinar sponsored by Harrity & Harrity LLP and Steptoe & Johnson

    Serena Farquharson-Torres

    Executive Director, Assistant General Counsel, Innovation Law

    Bristol-Meyers Squibb Company

    Serena Farquharson-Torres is a highly experienced and accomplished leader in the intellectual property field and in the pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare industry.   Serena is Executive Director & Assistant General Counsel at Bristol Myers Squibb where she has held various roles of increasing responsibility in the Intellectual Property/ Innovation Law group since joining the company in 2016.  Serena is one of the Co-Vice Chairs of IPO’s D&I committee and has chaired the BMS Law Department’s D&I Committee. Prior to joining Bristol Myers Squibb, she was Senior Patent Counsel at Merck and then Sanofi.  Before joining Merck, she worked in private practice at Kenyon & Kenyon.  Serena has significant experience in all aspects of patent practice including prosecution, counseling, and pharmaceutical licensing and acquisitions.   Serena received her J.D. from the University of North Carolina, her Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry from University of Minnesota, and her B.S. in Chemistry from Howard University. 

    Sophia Piliouras

    Chief Operating Officer

    Minority Corporate Counsel Association

    Sophia M. Piliouras is Chief Operating Officer at the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA). As a senior member of the leadership team, Sophia is responsible for human resources; information technology; events and programming; strategic relations and membership. Sophia joined MCCA in 2016 as Senior Counsel, Director of Education and Research and most recently served as President of the MCCA Advisory Practice (MAP) where she partnered closely with MCCA’s members in increasing the impact, effectiveness and sustainability of their organization’s diversity, equity and inclusion strategic plans. Prior to joining MCCA, Sophia was Vice President, Assistant General Counsel at JP Morgan Chase of the Consumer & Community Banking Regulatory, Operations and Controls team (CCB ROC). Sophia also practiced as litigation attorney at Seyfarth Shaw LLP where she represented clients in consumer financial services litigation. Sophia has spoken at numerous conferences and programs on diversity, equity and inclusion in corporate America and currently serves as Trustee on the Foundation for Advancement of Diversity in IP Law Board. Sophia holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, a J.D. New York Law School where she served as the United Nations Editor for the New York Law School Journal of Human Rights and an M.S. from Columbia University.

    Elaine Spector

    Partner

    Harrity & Harrity, LLP

    Elaine Spector is a patent attorney with over 20 years of experience in intellectual property law.  Her current practice consists primarily of prosecuting patent applications with a focus on electromechanical technologies. Prior to joining Harrity & Harrity, Elaine worked in private practice for over 15 years handling various intellectual property matters, including patent application drafting and prosecution, trademark prosecution and enforcement, as well as litigating complex patent cases in federal courts. Elaine’s extensive litigation experience provides her with a unique perspective in prosecuting patent applications.

    Christopher Suarez

    Associate

    Steptoe & Johnson LLP

    Christopher Suarez is an Associate at the firm Steptoe & Johnson LLP. He focuses his practice on high-tech patent, copyright, and trade secret trials and appeals before every level of the US court system, including federal district courts, US courts of appeals, the US Supreme Court, the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and other administrative tribunals. He represents clients in a wide range of industries and a variety of electronic technologies. Chris has represented high-tech clients at the intersection of antitrust and IP, including in Fair Reasonable and Non Discriminatory (FRAND) litigation. He also assists clients in the life sciences industry, including in Hatch-Waxman patent litigation. Chris is a member of IPO’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

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    China has recently introduced much anticipated drug patent linkage measures as part of its implementation of IP reforms required by the U.S.—China Phase I Trade Agreement. This webinar will introduce details of this system. Panelists will describe how it works, share views on whether it is likely to be effective, and provide updates on the latest developments in actions that have been brought under it. They will also discuss the drug patent linkage system of South Korea and provide a comparison with U.S. patent linkage measures.

    China has recently introduced much anticipated drug patent linkage measures as part of its implementation of IP reforms required by the U.S.—China Phase I Trade Agreement. This webinar will introduce details of this system. Panelists will describe how it works, share views on whether it is likely to be effective, and provide updates on the latest developments in actions that have been brought under it. They will also discuss the drug patent linkage system of South Korea and provide a comparison with U.S. patent linkage measures.

    Webinar Sponsored by Tee & Howe IP Attorneys

    Jaeyoung Im

    Patent Attorney & IP Head

    Voronoi Inc.

    Jaeyoung IM is a patent attorney and works as IP head at VORONOI, a pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of small molecule drugs. He leads the IP team of VORONOI, particularly, manages the company's global IP portfolio through strategic patent prosecution and litigation, and handles IP related agreements. So far, he worked on a number of open innovation agreement deals including license agreement deals with global pharmaceutical companies. Mr. IM majored in chemical and biological engineering at Seoul National University. He began his IP career at KIM & CHANG, which is a tier 1 law firm in South Korea, as a patent attorney in the chemical/pharmaceutical department. He also worked at JunHe Law firm in Shanghai as a visiting attorney from 2017 to 2018. Mr. IM’s practice focuses on a wide range of intellectual property matters including patent prosecution, litigation, enforcement, and transaction.

    Toby Mak

    Patent Attorney

    Tee & Howe Intellectual Property Attorneys

    Toby Mak is a patent attorney at the Beijing-based IP law firm Tee & Howe. He has substantial experience in both contentious and non-contentious matters, including those relating to prosecution, invalidation, and enforcement. He is one of the authors of "Patent Law in Greater China," published with the EPO. He has a Ph.D. in Chemistry and has served many clients in different technical fields including power tools, semiconductors, adhesives, and video-on-demand. He is also an active member of IPO’s Asian Practice committee.

    Corey Salsberg

    Vice President and Global Head of IP Affairs

    Novartis

    Corey Salsberg is Vice President and Global Head of IP Affairs for Novartis, a global healthcare company headquartered in Switzerland. He develops and advocates for the company’s policy positions. Prior to joining Novartis, Corey was an IP litigator in private practice.

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    In this second installment of the three part series, the panelists will discuss the pros/cons of the various options for challenging the validity of patent claims giving perspectives from both challenger and patent owner. The panel will highlight strategic considerations of practice and procedure before the PTAB, district courts, and the ITC. Key topics will include the overall landscape, success rates, costs, timing considerations, presumptions and burdens, estoppel, and more. Learn from a truly experienced panel with experience before all of the forums.

    In this second installment of the three part series, the panelists will discuss the pros/cons of the various options for challenging the validity of patent claims giving perspectives from both challenger and patent owner. The panel will highlight strategic considerations of practice and procedure before the PTAB, district courts, and the ITC. Key topics will include the overall landscape, success rates, costs, timing considerations, presumptions and burdens, estoppel, and more. Learn from a truly experienced panel with experience before all of the forums.

    This webinar is sponsored by Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

    Emily Johnson

    Senior Counsel, IP Litigation

    Amgen, Inc.

    Emily Johnson is Senior Counsel, IP Litigation at Amgen, one of the world’s most innovative biotechnology companies. Emily oversees Amgen’s U.S. and foreign patent litigations and post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and she provides counsel regarding Amgen’s intellectual property strategies.  Before joining Amgen, she represented clients in private practice, litigating nearly 100 intellectual property disputes in both judicial and administrative tribunals.  Emily had the privilege of clerking for the Honorable Arthur Gajarsa at the Federal Circuit.  Emily co-chairs the PTAB Committee of the Federal Circuit Bar Association and chairs the U.S. Post-Grant Patent Office Practice Committee of Intellectual Property Owners Association.

    Jay Tatachar

    Counsel, Patent Assertion and Enforcement

    Ericsson

    Jay Tatachar is Counsel, Patent Assertion and Enforcement within Ericsson’s IPR & Licensing group. In this role, Jay helps manage Ericsson’s patent assertion program both domestically in jurisdictions such as the ITC and District Court, as well as globally.  Jay’s group is responsible for preparing and managing Ericsson’s global assertion strategy, and providing technical analysis of Ericsson’s industry leading portfolio of more than 57,000 patents. Jay also provides support to the development of Ericsson’s global IP policy. Prior to joining Ericsson, Jay was an attorney in the IP litigation group of Akin Gump, where his practice included all aspects of IP litigation and counseling. While with Akin Gump he had a diverse group of clients in the telecommunications, software, medical device, and consumer devices industries and represented them in various stages of litigation including before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

    Vaishali Udupa

    VP AGC Litigation

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    Vaishali Udupa manages a geographically dispersed team of litigation attorneys and paralegals. She counsels and coordinates with all levels of company employees and executives with respect to handling a diverse range of actual or potential global matters and litigations while also overseeing a wide range of IP, commercial and employment disputes, subpoenas, transactions and litigations (offensive and defensive) while remaining deeply involved in all phases of each matter, including formulating case strategies; investigating claims; conducting settlement negotiations; and participating in mediations and trials. She oversees HPE’s E-Discovery including discovery planning, strategy and vendor management. Vaishali also serve on the HPE Office of Legal and Administrative Affairs ("OLAA") Inclusion & Diversity Committee and as the Regional Lead for the OLAA Women's Network.

    Todd Walters

    Patent Office Litigation Group Chair & Shareholder

    Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

    Todd Walters is the Chair of the firm’s Patent Office Litigation practice and Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property section. He is a current Vice-Chair of the Post-Grant Practice Committee of the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), a past Chair of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Trial Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and a past Chair of the USPTO Post Grant and Inter Partes Practice Committee of the American Bar Association-Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL) section. Todd was named the Best Lawyers ® 2020 Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Washington, D.C. 

    Jenifer Ward

    Executive Counsel-Corporate IP Technologies, Operations and Transactions

    General Electric Co.

    Jenifer Ward is executive counsel-corporate IP technologies, operations and transactions for General Electric Company. In this role, she is responsible for GE’s Corporate IP team, patent system and operations, M&A IP matters, IP governance, as well as critical technologies that cross multiple business stakeholders such as Additive Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence, and Robotics. Previously Jenifer was managing counsel of IP for GE’s Global Research Center and an IP litigation and patent attorney in private practice. Prior to her legal career, she worked in the field of fiber optics in the U.S. and abroad.

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    Our panel, which will include an official from the World Intellectual Property Organization and inside and outside counsel, will delve into why, and how, to protect new designs. It will focus on the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Design and considerations for whether and how to use the Hague System, including sharing various tips and best practices.

    Good designs can be crucial to the success of a modern business. From user interface layouts — to the sleek sculpting of a product’s shape — to fashionable color and style, design is important at all levels of human interaction and communication, both physically and virtually.  Our panel, which will include an official from the World Intellectual Property Organization and inside and outside counsel, will delve into why, and how, to protect new designs. It will focus on the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Design and considerations for whether and how to use the Hague System, including sharing various tips and best practices.

    Webinar sponsored by McAndrews, Held & Malloy and Banner Witcoff

    Dunstan Barnes

    Partner

    McAndrews, Held, and Malloy, Ltd.

    Dunstan H. Barnes is a partner at McAndrews, Held, and Malloy, Ltd. in Chicago, Illinois. He practices in all areas of intellectual property law, with a special focus on protecting design rights. Dunstan currently chairs the American Bar Association (ABA) Design Rights Committee and vice chairs the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Industrial Designs Committee.  He has been an invited speaker at conferences including the AIPPI World Congress, AIPLA Annual Meeting, ABA-IPL Spring Meeting, and USPTO Design Day.

    Grégoire Bisson

    Director of The Hague Registry

    World Intellectual Property Organization

    Grégoire Bisson is the Director of The Hague Registry, at the World Intellectual Property Organization (Geneva). In this capacity, he is directly responsible for the management and development of the Hague Agreement for the International Registration of Industrial Designs. His previous positions with WIPO included heading the Legal Service supporting the development of, and the operations under the Madrid, Hague and Lisbon systems. He joined WIPO in 1995 after a short stint with the Canadian Trade-Mark Opposition Board. Before that, he was Senior Legal Advisor with the Canadian Federal Government, overseeing in particular the drafting of the TRIPS implementing legislation, and lectured on the legal aspects of transfer of technology at the University of Ottawa from 1992 to 1994. He has co-edited a book on this topic, and has published or contributed to many articles on various IP issues.

    Elizabeth Kendall

    Corporate Counsel, Intellectual Property

    Caterpillar Inc.

    Elizabeth R. Kendall serves as Corporate Counsel, Intellectual Property for Caterpillar Inc. where she utilizes her keen research skills and experience in both law and technology to help optimize intellectual property protection to best fit business needs. A background in graphic design and the niche area of Nuclear Engineering led to her drafting and prosecuting design, plant, and utility patent applications across the full gamut of arts and sciences. Additionally, she enjoys sharing weekly updates in design patent law through her Impeccable IP blog at impeccableip.com

    Richard Stockton

    Attorney

    Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

    Richard S. Stockton advises clients on all aspects of intellectual property law, including tactical and strategic counseling, portfolio management, litigation and prosecution matters. Richard earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UI) in 1997. He graduated from the UI College of Law cum laude in 2000. Richard also has governmental relations and policy experience. He has prepared draft legislation, and served as a legislative extern to the Illinois House of Representatives. Richard also interned in Congress.

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    AIA post-grant proceedings have become very popular with over twelve thousand petitions filed. The landscape and rules have changed over the years and keeping up is difficult. In the discussion, titled “Strengthening Your Patent Portfolio to Resist AIA Post-Grant Attacks,” panelists will discuss strategies and practical tips for obtaining patent portfolios that survive post-grant attacks. Key topics will include: PTAB statistics, application drafting, claim drafting strategies, prosecution strategies, obtaining a robust portfolio, and knowing when and where to assert your patents.

    AIA post-grant proceedings have become very popular with over twelve thousand petitions filed. The landscape and rules have changed over the years and keeping up is difficult. In the discussion, titled “Strengthening Your Patent Portfolio to Resist AIA Post-Grant Attacks,” panelists will discuss strategies and practical tips for obtaining patent portfolios that survive post-grant attacks. Key topics will include: PTAB statistics, application drafting, claim drafting strategies, prosecution strategies, obtaining a robust portfolio, and knowing when and where to assert your patents.

    Ashita Doshi

    IP Counsel Leader

    Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Ashita Doshi is an IP Counsel Leader at Thermo Fisher Scientific, specializing in strategic patent dispute resolution, risk management and prosecution, with a focus on AIA patent challenges at the PTAB.  Ashita obtained a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at Tufts University and a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.  She has successfully challenged about 20 patents asserted in four litigations through inter partes and ex parte reexamination, and five patents asserted in three litigations through inter partes review.  She has extensive in-house experience in litigation support, freedom-to-operate analysis, strategic product design and clearance, patent drafting and prosecution.  Her prior law firm experience includes providing non-infringement and invalidity opinions, freedom-to-operate assessments and patent landscaping; drafting and prosecuting applications; and supporting interferences, oppositions and litigations.

    Nichole Valeyko

    Patent Attorney

    Merck & Co.

    Nichole Valeyko is a patent attorney for Merck. Prior to joining Merck in 2019, Nichole worked in private practice for 15 years handling various intellectual property matters, including patent preparation and prosecution, and PTAB proceedings. Nichole has a J.D. from Seton Hall, an M.S. in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins, and a B.S. in biology from Virginia Tech. 

    Ben Searle

    Director of Patent Development - HP Global Printing

    HP, Inc.

    Ben Searle is Director of Patent Development for HP's global printing business. In this role, he advises HP’s business leadership on patent strategies across HP's broad range of printing products and services, and leads the talented team of attorneys who manage HP's worldwide patent portfolio for printing and print-adjacent technologies. Prior to his current role in HP's printing business, Ben was Director of Patent Development for HP's computing business; led a team of attorneys and technologists providing legal and technical support to HP's IP sales and licensing activities; managed HP patent portfolios directed to networking, digital security, data analytics, and mobility technologies; and worked in private practice handling IP matters including patent preparation and prosecution, freedom-to-operate analyses, and litigation support.

    Todd Walters

    Patent Office Litigation Group Chair & Shareholder

    Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

    Todd Walters is the Chair of the firm’s Patent Office Litigation practice and Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property section. He is a current Vice-Chair of the Post-Grant Practice Committee of the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), a past Chair of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Trial Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and a past Chair of the USPTO Post Grant and Inter Partes Practice Committee of the American Bar Association-Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL) section. Todd was named the Best Lawyers ® 2020 Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Washington, D.C. 

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    AI technology has emerged as the backbone of many products and services. The panel will walk through an invention disclosure to discuss strategies and best practices for protecting, licensing, and enforcing IP rights covering AI. The panel will also consider the trade-offs of available forms of IP protection for AI including patents, trade secrets, and copyrights. Among the topics that will be discussed: claiming strategies, disclosure obligations, maintaining secrecy, reverse engineering, infringement detection, and eligible subject matter.

    AI technology has emerged as the backbone of many products and services. The panel will walk through an invention disclosure to discuss strategies and best practices for protecting, licensing, and enforcing IP rights covering AI. The panel will also consider the trade-offs of available forms of IP protection for AI including patents, trade secrets, and copyrights. Among the topics that will be discussed: claiming strategies, disclosure obligations, maintaining secrecy, reverse engineering, infringement detection, and eligible subject matter.

    Frank DeCosta

    Partner

    Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

    Frank DeCosta III, Ph.D., leads Finnegan’s litigation section and co-leads the firm’s Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning industry group. Frank has significant experience in patent litigation, client counseling, and providing opinions related to artificial intelligence and machine learning, computers, consumer electronics, software, medical devices, and information systems. As a first chair litigator, he directed litigation teams that obtained jury and bench judgments of more than $100 million. He frequently defends clients against patent infringement charges directed to complex technologies and has managed patent enforcement activities for clients in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Frank was recognized in Intellectual Asset Management’s Strategy 300 as a top IP strategist, and by The Legal 500 U.S. as one of the leading lawyers in patent licensing and transactional work. Legal Media Group has ranked him among top U.S. patent lawyers since 2011. Prior to joining Finnegan, Frank had ten years of experience as a scientist with leading technology companies, including six years with AT&T Bell Labs.  His research included AI technology for medical systems.

    Andrea Lynn Evensen

    Lead IP Counsel, DI SW

    Siemens Corporation

    Andrea Evensen is Lead IP Counsel for Siemens Digital Industries Software (DI SW).  She is passionate about technology and being a trusted business partner and leader who helps companies develop, identify, and protect their intellectual property. Her focus is global strategic intellectual property management for digitalization-focused software and hardware companies located throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. As a registered U.S. patent attorney, Ms. Evensen provides strategic IP counseling in a wide range of emerging and digital technologies, including artificial intelligence, product lifecycle management, computer aided design and manufacturing, electronic design automation, simulation, and cloud topics.  She counsels clients on every aspect of IP, including, inter alia, strategy, patent prosecution, freedom-to-operate/invalidity/risk/clearance analyses, licensing, IP-related commercial transactions, R&D agreements, mergers & acquisitions, due diligence, acquired company integration, IP-focused training, invention brainstorming/harvesting, pending/threatened litigations, copyright, and trademark protection.  Her litigation experience includes district and appellate court practice, mediation, and arbitrations involving allegations of patent infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, false advertising, fraud, and breach of contract.  Ms. Evensen was named an Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2009, 2011, and 2012.

    Brian Welle

    Lead Intellectual Property Attorney, IBM Patent Center

    IBM

    Brian Welle graduated from undergrad with a mechanical engineering major and a minor in computer science with a focus on artificial intelligence.  After a few years in engineering Brian went to law school and upon graduation started working at a mid-sized software company called Open Access Technology International, where his work had him straddling the line between business law and IP.  Brian then left to go to IBM for the first time, working out of IBM's Patent Center to focus on patent preparation and prosecution.  After a few years Brian left to take an associate position with the IP boutique firm Shumaker & Sieffert, working on a assortment of hardware and software technologies.  Most recently, Brian came back to IBM and is currently acting as a lead Intellectual Property Attorney, where Brian has focused on protecting IBM's AI IP, where this includes being personally assigned to develop IP protection for multiple IBM technology codes (all in AI) for various IBM products, providing numerous presentations for the IP law department regarding AI legal developments, acting as a member of IBM's AI Policy team, providing consultation on IBM's public comments regarding patent eligibility as it pertains to AI, and the like. 

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    Bad faith is an ever-evolving doctrine in trademark law, which has seen several recent developments in key jurisdictions for brand owners. This webinar will cover perspectives from the US, China and Europe, with a focus on case studies and practical take-aways.

    Bad faith is an ever-evolving doctrine in trademark law, which has seen several recent developments in key jurisdictions for brand owners. This webinar will cover perspectives from the US, China and Europe, with a focus on case studies and practical take-aways. For Europe, the panel will ask where does repeat filing stand after the Monopoly decision, how is the impact of the Skykick decision on broad specifications being felt, and what other categories of bad faith are emerging? For China, the panel will explain the impact of the changes introduced in the recent 2019 PRC Trademark Law on bad faith applications as well as Chinese government actions to combat bad faith applications, and give some tips on how to prevent bad faith applications effectively. For the US, the panel will discuss concerns about the recent influx of foreign trademark filings at the USPTO, and new procedures for cancelling and expunging fraudulently acquired registrations under the Trademark Modernization Act.

    Nick Aries

    Partner

    Bird & Bird

    Nick Aries is an IP partner with international law firm Bird & Bird. He co-heads the firm's San Francisco representative (non-US law) office, where he advises on EU and UK trade mark, copyright, design, trade secrets matters. Nick also advises on strategy and coordinates IP disputes and litigation outside the US. Being in the US means Nick can be contacted on EU/UK IP matters by US clients and practitioners at a time convenient to them, which makes more frequent interaction on such matters possible. Nick is an Advisory Board member of the SFIPLA, a member of the SVIPLA, and a member of INTA's Enforcement Committee and IPO's European Practice Committee.

    Monica Riva Talley

    Director

    Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox

    Monica Riva Talley is a director and heads Sterne Kessler's Trademark & Brand Protection Practice. For over 20 years, she has specialized in strategic trademark counseling and portfolio enhancement, developing anti-counterfeiting solutions and strategies, and resolving trademark disputes. Monica has been consecutively ranked in the World Trademark Review’s WTR 1000 since 2012. She has also been named an "IP Star" by Managing IP magazine since 2013 and is recognized as one of the magazine's "Top 250 Women in IP." Monica is also ranked among the "leading IP practitioners in the world" by the World Intellectual Property Review. She has served in various IPO leadership positions.

    Hong Zheng

    Partner

    Tee & Howe

    Mr. Zheng is a PRC attorney-at-law specialized in the field of IPRs prosecutions and enforcement. Mr. Zheng started his career as an IP lawyer in the leading law firm King & Wood Mallesons in 2003 and joined Tee & Howe Intellectual Property Attorneys in 2007. Mr. Zheng’s areas of practice cover counseling on trademark, domain name, copyright, unfair competition law and patent infringement, including advising on securing and defending IP rights, taking legal actions against bad faith applications, counterfeits and infringing acts, negotiating for acquisition of trademarks, licensing and handling UDRP actions. Mr. Zheng is particularly experienced in the areas of trademark enforcement and litigations and has been representing many well-known brand owners and MNCs in developing their branding strategy and protecting their IPRs in China.

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    This presentation by Carole Boelitz and Jason Friday at Lenovo, moderated by Ahsan Shaikh at McDermott, will discuss the challenges and rewards of taking this bold step into transparency in the diversity in innovation discussion, and what other organizations can do to follow in the Lenovo’s footsteps

    In its 2020 Diversity and Inclusion Report, Lenovo took the book and ground-breaking step of publishing their diversity in innovation metrics including percent of technical roles worldwide held by women and percent of technical roles in the US held by traditionally under-represented racial and ethnic groups.  This presentation by Carole Boelitz and Jason Friday at Lenovo, moderated by Ahsan Shaikh at McDermott, will discuss the challenged and rewards of taking this bold step into transparency in the diversity in innovation discussion, and what other organizations can do to follow in the Lenovo’s footsteps.

    Carole Boelitz

    Executive Director - IP

    Lenovo

    Carole Boelitz is a practicing corporate and patent attorney with experience in all aspects of intellectual property protection and strategy and law, including patents, trademarks, copyright, and trade secrets and addressing issues regarding patentability analysis, drafting, filing, patent prosecution, transactions, standards, cease and desist issues, indemnification, due diligence, trademark and patent infringement analysis, design arounds, right to market clearances, competitive landscapes, and requests to license.

    Jason Friday

    IP Counsel

    Lenovo

    Jason Friday is Senior IP Counsel at Lenovo, where he has been for over 4 years. Previously, Jason was an Associate with Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton and before that, he was Senior Associate with Alston & Bird. Jason received his law degree from The George Washington University and attended undergrad at Clemson University.

    Ahsan Shaikh

    Partner

    McDermott Will & Emery

    Ahsan Shaikh serves as the head of McDermott’s Patent Prosecution practice. He focuses his practice on strategic patent portfolio management and client counseling for computer-related technology companies. Ahsan actively promotes corporate and innovation diversity. In his work within and outside the Firm, Ahsan focuses on helping combat the gender, racial, and ethnic disparity in patent application filings and issuances within organizations, increasing potential innovation output. To support these efforts, Ahsan serves as part of a team at the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) developing a toolkit to better engage women inventors, and is currently working with Facebook to improve its diversity in innovation program to better engage more diverse employees in the patenting process.

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    With the pandemic, remote and hybrid work arrangements, including for IP lawyers, has proliferated. As we look ahead to re-entry after the pandemic – even if delayed – it appears that such arrangements will continue, at least to some degree, alongside in-person arrangements. This virtual panel discussion will cover topics relating to the various work arrangements, with a focus on those with disabilities.

    With the pandemic, remote and hybrid work arrangements, including for IP lawyers, has proliferated.  As we look ahead to re-entry after the pandemic – even if delayed – it appears that such arrangements will continue, at least to some degree, alongside in-person arrangements. This virtual panel discussion will cover topics relating to the various work arrangements, with a focus on those with disabilities.

    *Please note that there will be no CLE offered for this program.*

    Rebecca Dobbs Bush

    Partner

    SmithAmundsen

    Rebecca Dobbs Bush, a former human resources consultant that worked with a variety of businesses in different industries, has a unique understanding of the legal landmines her clients face every day. Rebecca thoughtfully and skillfully provides management with advice and counsel in human resource matters, wage and hour issues, employee benefit compliance and employment litigation. When Rebecca advises on difficult matters relating to compliance with ERISA and the tax code, she is able to consolidate the complexities of compliance into understandable and practical advice and guidance.

    Deborah Foster

    Professor of Employment Relations and Diversity

    Cardiff Business School

    With a disciplinary background in Sociology (B.A Lancaster; PhD Bath) Professor Foster's research encompasses employment relations and workplace equality and diversity.  Past projects examined the impact of marketisation on public service trade unions and industrial relations; gender and management in China and Taiwan and the negotiation of disability adjustments in the workplace by disabled people and trade union representatives.

    Mercedes Meyer

    Partner

    Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP

    Mercedes K. Meyer, Ph.D., is a partner in the Intellectual Property Group of Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP’s Washington, DC office. She earned her bachelor's degree in chemistry from Bryn Mawr College (1988), her Ph.D. in virology from the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston and The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (1994), and her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center (1996). Mercedes is co-author with Professor David Hricik of Patent Ethics: Prosecution (4th ed., 2016-2017). She has lectured in the past on bioethics, ethics, and patents especially in the areas of biotechnology, due diligence, prosecution, and inter partes matters. Mercedes is an active member of IPO and a member of IPO's Education Foundation board of directors.

    Thomas J. Pienkos

    Partner

    SmithAmundsen

    Tom Pienkos counsels clients on the strategic protection, licensing and enforcement of intellectual property rights both domestically and abroad. His experience includes preparing and prosecuting many U.S. and international patent applications and securing patent rights for clients in relation to a wide variety of technologies, including engine, construction, printing, commercial and residential heating and cooling, and computer-related technologies. Tom has supervised and conducted intellectual property due diligence investigations for corporate mergers, acquisitions and re-financings. He also drafts and negotiates patent license, nondisclosure and joint development agreements.

    As a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, Tom represents clients in a range of industries, including transportation, commercial and residential kitchen and washroom, technologies, and industrial manufacturing. Tom leads and enjoys participating in patent review committees charged with strategically evaluating inventions for possible patent prosecution.  He advises clients on policing and protecting copyright, trade dress, trade secret and trademark rights.